Florida Author Elizabeth Randall


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Elizabeth Randall Florida Author

Florida Author Elizabeth Randall 

Genres you write in: True crime, ghostlore, history, natural history, and fiction.

Author location: Lake Mary, Fl 

Are you self-published or traditionally published? Traditionally 

Awards: FAPA, Royal Palm, Finalist in Amelia Island Book Fair Best of Show.

Do you have a "day job"? I am a retired public school teacher.

What makes you unique? I read tarot cards. 

How long did it take you to write and publish your first book? A year. 

What would you like readers to know about you or your books? They are well-researched. My readers tell me they are hard to put down. 

Your best writing tip for other authors: Read everything and write every day. 

What do you wish someone had told you about book publishing years ago? Book publishing has changed so much, I'm not sure it would have done any good. 

When did you know that you wanted to publish a book? When I read Little Women. 

What inspires you as a writer? Strong female voices. 

Where is your favorite place to write? At my desk, in the office, I share with my husband. 

Where is your favorite place to read? Couch. 

What are your favorite genres to read? I belong to a book club, so I try to read widely. 

How does Florida inspire you in your writing? Florida has a lot of natural beauty where a lot of crazy people live. 

How do you get most of the ideas for your books and characters? Newspapers, dreams, people, and places I've been. 

Do you have a writing mentor? My father and my grandfather were writers. 

Do you have a favorite Florida author? Laura Lee Smith. 

Do you have a favorite Florida book? The Ice House by Laurie Lee Smith

Do you have a favorite Florida bookstore? Books & Books, Book Lights 

Who's your favorite author (Florida or not)? Joseph Conrad 

What is your favorite social media platform to use as an author? Facebook. It's easy. 

Is there a specific Florida book event that you attend regularly? The Amelia Island Book Festival. It's geared towards literacy and families, and it is fun to see parents and kids excited about books. They also get great speakers. This year they had Jeanette Hall. 

Who helped you get your book published? History Press, Arcadia Publishing, Schiffer Publishing and Brother Mockingbird Press.


Fire is the Test of Gold by Elizabeth Randall Florida Author

Tell me about your latest book: Fire is the Test of Gold. It is a psychological mystery thriller about two men with wildly different goals who take a small boat out to sea and run into a squall. What happens to them isn't solved until the end of the book. Meanwhile, the people they left behind have major complications. 

What was the inspiration for this book? The thin line between reality and superstition and, since I live in Florida, the number of people who go out to sea and never return. I decided to write about what could have happened to them. 


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Author website: https://www.elizabethrandallauthor.com

Books by author Elizabeth Randall: 

Fire is the Test of Gold (October 2022)

Past and Present Historic Orlando (August 2022)

An Ocklawaha River Odyssey (March 2019)

Murder in St. Augustine (October 2016)

Women in White (October 2013) 

Haunted St. Augustine and St. Johns County (September 2011) 

Where can we find your books:

Amazon, regional Barnes & Nobles and Books A MillionHistory press of Arcadia PublishingXimenez-Fatio House Museum Shop